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Ex-Mississippi State mascot suing ESPN, Mississippi State

We’ve seen a few incidents involving vehicles and injuries at college football games. The most notable incident happened in 2008, when University of Houston receiver Patrick Edwards ran into a wagon and broke his leg during a Cougars game with Marshall. But during the 2013 Egg Bowl on ESPN, an ESPN golf cart hit Mississippi State’s bulldog mascot, causing […]

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Yahoo wins rights to stream first NFL regular season game

We’re now officially into a new age in televised sports.  Earlier this year the NFL announced plans to forego its traditional television rights and offer the Bills-Jaguars regular season game on October 25th in London on a streaming platform.  Today it was announced today that the history-making outlet to be the first one to stream […]

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Could the Michigan-Utah game in September lead to bigger things for Fox?

This week, Fox Sports released its 2015 college football schedule and opening its nearly 100-game slate on Thursday, September 3 will be Michigan at Utah. And while it is a big game that marks the debut of Jim Harbaugh as coach of Big Blue, it could also mean bigger things for Fox. Because it’s the season […]

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AA Q&A: Bob Ley on Sepp Blatter’s resignation, his new contract, and more

After 35-plus years at ESPN, it was announced on Tuesday that Bob Ley had signed a new contract extension with the company.  At the time, Ley was back in the anchor’s chair conducting live coverage of the ongoing FIFA corruption crisis, this time delivering the news of Sepp Blatter’s shock resignation. The last week has […]

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Viewing Picks for June 3, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing All Access: Deontay Wilder vs. Eric Molina — Showtime, 10 p.m. College Golf NCAA Division I Men’s Championship, Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, FL Finals, Match Play: LSU vs. USC — Golf Channel, 11:30 a.m. Golf Central Pregame live from Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, FL — Golf Channel, 10 a.m. Golf Central […]

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Your 2015 Stanley Cup Final Announcing Schedule

2015 Stanley Cup Final Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks TV USA NBC- Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire NBC Studio- Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones Streaming- NBC Live Extra Canada CBC – Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy; Reporters: Scott Oake, Christine Simpson CBC Studio- George Stroumboulopoulos, Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey, Mike Johnson, […]

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Daily fantasy sites are now creating general sports content

We’ve been tracking the daily fantasy advertising blitz for awhile here at AA, and judging by what we’ve seen lately on outlets like ESPN and MLB Network, it doesn’t look like daily fantasy is going away any time soon. But the latest development is one that we didn’t necessarily see coming – daily fantasy sites […]

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After announcing his resignation, FIFA’s propaganda film about Sepp Blatter is ready for its American premiere

There are times when the fates that control the universe display their ripping sense of humor.  On June 2nd, Sepp Blatter announced his shock resignation as FIFA President, effective once FIFA schedules a special congress to elect his successor.  On June 5th, the Blatter vanity project United Passions, FIFA’s multi-million dollar propaganda film championing Blatter […]

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Bob Ley signs multi-year extension with ESPN

How good is Bob Ley?  On Tuesday during live coverage of Sepp Blatter’s announced resignation, his name was trending on Twitter.  It takes a special kind of talent to trend on Twitter for something good when you work in television. Ley has been a shining star this week with his irreplacable coverage of the ongoing […]

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Dwyane Wade will join ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Finals

It’s a trend for major networks to bring in active coaches or players for their studio coverage of the playoffs or final series.  For ESPN/ABC and the NBA Finals that is no different.  Bristol has invited one of the league’s biggest stars, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, to join the cast of NBA Countdown for […]

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Men in Blazers will host Running of the Bulls coverage

Sometimes at Awful Announcing we let our imagination run wild with fantasy broadcasting scenarios.  What would it sound like if Bill Walton announced the Spelling Bee?  How cool would it be if you could get Bill Raftery in the 16th tower at Augusta with Verne Lundquist?  Could you imagine what would happen if the Men […]

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Tapping the Brakes on TV Money in College Sports

It’s that magical time of the year when college football fans celebrate their favorite teams’ financial windfalls with the same passion as when a conference rival wins a national championship. Not surprisingly, the SEC last week announced a major bump in distributions to its members on the strength of its new media deal with ESPN, […]

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Viewing Picks for June 2, 2015

All Times Eastern College Golf NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship, Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, FL Quarterfinals, Match Play — Golf Channel, 10:30 a.m. Semifinals, Match Play — Golf Channel, 3:30 p.m. Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 9:30 a.m. Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 12:30 p.m. Golf Central Pregame — Golf Channel, 3 […]

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